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Fiscal Responsibility

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The federal government is on track to spend $6.8 trillion this year - double the $3.4 trillion it will take in from tax revenues. It is imperative that we get our nation’s fiscal house in order and work to address our nation’s debt and deficit. High levels of debt translate to much lower levels of economic growth. We need to know where our money is going and fund the government in a responsible, thoughtful, deliberate way through regular order - not rushed through at the last minute. 

I authored three bills to achieve accountability in Congress: The Stay on Schedule Resolution, the No Budget, No Pay Act, and the Inaction has consequences act. These pieces of legislation would hold members of Congress accountable, keep Members in Washington, and prevent Members from being paid until we pass a budget. This level of transparency and accountability is critical not only to get the budget process under control, but also to reign in wasteful spending.